VIDEO – Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S03 teaser 

Looking forward to this (more as a Marvel fan that a Whedon one of I’m honest) as it would seem are the majority of you – at least according to my little POLL here. 

POLL – Which returning TV show are you most excited to watch?

INTERVIEW – Reed Diamond – Christmas Special the Second

Once again Culturally Fixated is joined by our Special Correspondent in LA to celebrate Christmas!!

Welcome back to the fabulous, the funny, the festive

REED DIAMOND

daniel whitehall gifWhat a chat!! We cover all sorts of everything – we dove straight in and began discussing Marvel, comics, Agents of SHIELD and Reed’s reunion with Jed Whedon, Mo Tancharoen and Dichen Lachman. From there – it was a hectic head first trip down the rabbit hole as we covered Rossum, Hydra, the spectrum of TV villains and the parallels of the fictional and real world.

Then onto Reed’s insanely busy 2014 – from Wayward Pines to the final season of Franklin and Bash, to working with Malcolm McDowell and his first foray in comedy (on TV anyway), then onto State of Affairs and back again.

REED DIAMOND

as Daniel Whitehall

All the while joined by Monkey (an actual magical monkey) and Donald (the inebriated and obscenely snobby elf). Daniel Whitehall – yup, heartless evil Nazi Hydra leader – even serenaded us with a chilling rendition of Jingle Bells.

Oh and I taught Reed how *not* to say Nollaig Shona (Merry Christmas in Irish).

***LANGUAGE***
We’ve very good. Practically not offensive at all.
***SPOILERS***
Agents of SHIELD. We ruin the living daylights out of the first half of the second season.
And the end part of the first.
Oh, we also assume that everyone is up to speed on Dollhouse and Much Ado About Nothing. Because why wouldn’t you be?
[audio http://culturallyfixated.podbean.com/mf/web/mr574p/ReedDiamond-ChristmasSpecial.mp3]

 

Say hi to Reed on Twitter. Don’t be shy – he’s delightful – @ReedDiamond

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Quick Moan

y’all know I’m a fan, right?

Season 02 is not off to a strong start for me.

Aside from the way that mental health is being depicted and the complete lack of support offered to those struggling with theirs…which I have a feeling will be a mini-podcast-rant very soon…

Guess who has been confirmed:

raina

BAH!!!

SNL – Marvel Future Films

The premiere of the 40th season of Saturday Night Live was hosted by the ever affable Chris Pratt – star of the Guardians of the Galaxy film.

While the live sketches seemed a bit flat (and surprisingly reliant on cue cards); there were some pre-recorded gems.

SNL – Marvel Future Films

The premiere of the 40th season of Saturday Night Live was hosted by the ever affable Chris Pratt – star of the Guardians of the Galaxy film.

While the live sketches seemed a bit flat (and surprisingly reliant on cue cards); there were some pre-recorded gems.

Truth

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VIDEO – Marvel Film Universe

I’m a simple soul. Always have been. As a result I take an inordinate amount of delight in things that those around me frequently don’t notice. 

It’s the little things in life that can really make a difference. 

Finding a fiver in your jeans…before you put the washing on for example. Or in a disused bag and you’ve no idea how long it’s been there.

Enough milk for a single cuppa, when you feared you’d have to leave the house again immediately. 

A favourite song that plays at an unexpected moment that loosens you out. 

I’m not talking about anything that you’d write home about. Just…simple pleasures. 

The end credit scene’s across the Marvel Film Universe series make my toes curl with delight – I get such a kick of out waiting during the credits, watching those not in the know walk out with the somewhat sinful thrill of the initiate. Even if the film doesn’t exactly work for me, I’ll always wait for these!

Now updated to include Iron Man 3 and Thor the Dark World post credit scenes

(Also posted on the Culturally Fixated blog)

INTERVIEW – Christmas Special 2013 – with Reed Diamond

Culturally Fixated is delighted to welcome back  – by popular demand – the wacky, hysterical and musical
Reed Diamond!
 
For a Spectacular Musical Extravaganza, otherwise known as the
Cult Fix Christmas Special!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, there are no words.
We sing, we dance (thankfully not recorded in the podcast), laugh, cry and hurl.
It’s everything you could ever want in a Reed Diamond Christmas Special.
We discuss The Mentalist, Bones, Franklin and Bash as well as his new series Wayward Pines.
That’s the coherent part.
Reed also introduces you to two of his favourite Christmas scamps, sings and plots and plans his wishes for the future. We also put to rest the Turkey/Goose debate, as well as touching upon absurd crowd pleaser Duck sized Horses.
It’s all of the awesome.
[audio http://culturallyfixated.podbean.com/mf/web/wc3v7/Christmas2013-ReedDiamond.mp3]
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Episode 3.12 – Christmas Special
 
***LANGUAGE***
We’ve very good. Practically not offensive at all.
Nevertheless, those of an especially sensitive nature might want to brace themselves.
***SPOILERS***
Practically nothing. Reed is a man of principle.
*Sulks*
 

 

Say hi to Reed on Twitter. Don’t be shy – he’s delightful – @ReedDiamond

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QUOTES – Superhero Catch Phrases!

Updated in August 2013 due to awesome suggestions in the comments!
I’d love to add to them but I’m soooo busy…perhaps your favourite is missing? Let me know!!

Continuing on my deeply intellectual blogging theme, please find below some of my favourite catch phrases from comic book Superheroes (and Supervillains – everyone knows they always gets the best lines!)

Now, logic dictates that I can’t include them all, but please let me know the obvious ones I’ve missed!!

 

  • IT’S CLOBBERING TIME – The Thing
  • IT’S CURTAINS FOR YOU DOCTOR HORRIBLE, LACY GENTLY WAFTING CURTAINS – Captain Hammer
  • HOLY (i.e. rusty metal) BATMAN – Robin
  • MERCIFUL MINERVA – Wonder Woman

also used by Wonder Woman
1. “Great Hera”
2. “Suffering Sappho”
3. “Thunderbolts of Jove”

 
  • FLAME ON – The Human Torch
  • I AM THE LAW – Judge Dredd
  • AVENGERS ASSEMBLE – Captain America
  • HULK SMASH – The Incredible Hulk (d’oh)
  • UP, UP AND AWAY – Superman

also by Superman
1. “Great Scott”
2. “Great Krypton”
3. “Great Rao”

  • OH MY STARS AND GARTERS- Beast
  • COWABUNGA – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (heroes in a halfshell)
  • SPOOOOOOOOOOOON – The Tick
  • WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY – Spider Man
  • YOU WOULDN’T LIKE ME WHEN I’M ANGRY – The Incredible Hulk
  • BY THE HOARY HOSTS OF HOGGOTH – Doctor Strange
  • I’M THE BEST THERE IS AT WHAT I DO AND WHAT I DO AIN’T PRETTY – Wolverine
  • TO THE BAT POLE ROBIN – Batman
  • BY CROM – Conan
  • MEIN GOTT – Nightcrawler
  • ODIN’S BEARD – Thor
  • BY THE GODDESS – Storm
  • I AN VENGEANCE, I AM THE NIGHT, I AM BATMAN
  • I’M THE JUGGERNAUT, BITCH.
  • I HAVE A PHD IN HORRIBLENESS – Doctor Horrible
  • READY TO DIE – Deadpool
  • I’LL EAT YOUR BRAINS – Venom
  • IT’S NOT THAT I DON’T CARE. I CARE MORE FOR HAVING FUN – Harley Quinn
  • KNEEL BEFORE ZOD
  • RIIIIIIIICCCCHHHHAARRDDS – Doom
  • I’M UNSTOPPABLE – Juggernaut (demonstrably not true)
  • Y’SEE LADIES, ANY FOOL CAN KILL, I WANTED TO DO IT WITH STYLE – Arcade
  • WHY SO SERIOUS? – The Joker
  • RIDDLE ME THIS – The Riddler

And my personal favourite

  • HERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAY – Mighty Mouse